About Self Health Solutions
My name is Teri Salisbury & Self Health Solutions is my brain child. I teamed up with Kayla Turner Trosdahl and Rocky Burge Hamm to create the SHS business and website. We each bring different strengths to this project. Our diversity matches the diversity of the project quite well. Our focus is wide ranging, basically anything that we think is interesting and may be useful to others. We will each share from our own experiences, good ones and bad ones. One of the goals of Self Health Solutions is to be welcoming place for people, where they can know they aren't alone.
I feel that, as much as is possible, we are in charge of our own health destiny. So, what does that actually mean? Well, it means that whatever the state of our health, it should be our choices that matter. Our choices that determine our future. We are our own most meaningful influence...or we should be.
What exactly is Self Health Solutions? We hope to support you on your wellness journey. We base our wellness self assessment on the 8 Pillars of Wellness. I tend to look at everything 'as medicine.' For instance, food as medicine, social life as medicine, fitness as medicine, community as medicine, spirituality as medicine, and so on. My health isn't only determined by my physical condition. Everything that touches my life has a hand in determining my all around wellness. I felt that there must be other people like me in the world that are trying to achieve the highest level of wellness possible. This site is meant to be a place to gather information, learn a few things, share ideas and, if you like, join our community.
Self empowerment is a big deal when it comes to health and wellness. I have been dealing with health issues since...well...as far back as I can remember. In the past, the attention I gave to self health was to ignore whatever was bothering me. I thought that if I had a pain, discomfort or anything physical that was causing a problem, I should simply ignore it and get on with my life. I ignored so many things that I can't remember them all. This solution didn't help anything and it often hurt my health. My idea of Ignore Self Solutions just made my pain tolerance really high so I could ignore even more health issues. I'll get into those issues in different sections of this site. It's my hope that sharing some of my experiences may save others from having to go through more than they need to.
I didn't create this site because I'm so healthy I want to share my secrets. I did it because I am not healthy. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is a chronic auto-inflammatory disease. It's a really nasty disease with a silly name. I am also a special needs eater (my name for being gluten free, dairy free, mostly meat free, low starch, etc..). I am a survivor of stage 3 uterine cancer. I was born with congenital heart defect as well as extremely low vision. I have some learning differences, which makes some things impossible for me to do. I am also aging...yes, that's right - I'm getting older. There are so many things that no one tells you about aging!
Some of the topics I discuss here are: cancer, cardiac issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illness, food allergies, aging, remaining relevant, physical appearance, relationships, holistic wellness, fun, hobbies, pets, and more.
Last but certainly not least, I am a NAHA Certified Aromatherapist. I have been reinventing myself. You can read about that elsewhere on this site.
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